PORTLAND, OR -- An accused eco-saboteur was assaulted by an inmate at a jail in Portland January 2nd and federal Judge Ann Aiken is very upset no one told her until yesterday. 52 year old Joseph Mahmoud Dibee is awaiting trial for eco-sabotage crimes. His lawyer Paul Hood told Aiken his client was sucker punched from behind. Hood said Dibee suffered a broken jaw, a broken face bone and his mouth is wired shut. The Oregonian reports Dibee is accused of helping destroy the Cavel West meatpacking plant in Redmond in July 1997. Aiken says she can not believe protective measures weren’t taken to ensure Dibee’s safety. Aiken urged the government to move Dibee to another jail.
1990's photo of Dibee from FBI files.